On this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is always a somber occasion for me.   I believe it is 10 years as an Army Wife.   While it has become a celebratory cook out and long weekend for much of the US, the military family holds true to the tradition of honoring the fallen.  It is a sad day on which we pause to remember the lives sacrificed in defense of our Nation.  My heart always turns to the families trying to find away forward.   I think of the parents who will never celebrate another Birthday with their Son our Daughter.  I think of communities who now have an irreparable hole in them.   I think of a young widow in black clinging to a flag in shock.  I think of 21 gun salutes and graves in perfect rows.  I think of bravery and sacrifice and honor as few of us will ever know it.

Memorial Day doesn’t leave me in a celebratory mood.  I think that is as should be.  It is a day of mourning.  So, we mourn and we remember and we honor.

For the most part we (as Americans) live so insulated from the true cost of freedom.  Someone else does our fighting… someone else does our dying..someone else pays our price.  Today, take a moment to pay tribute in some small way.  This blog is mine.

———————————————- Michelle Archer is a certified coach with nearly 25 years experience in direct sales. Michelle works with companies and individuals to explode their business potential. Connect with her on Facebook Learn more at http://directsalesinstitute.com/

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